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I was surprised to see that the version of sendmail in Rawhide is still 8.11.6,
instead of 8.12.2.
I was really hoping that the next version of Red Hat would ship with sendmail
8.12, as I'd like to move to that version of sendmail, and I try to avoid
rolling my own RPMs unless I absolutely have to. But the next version of Red
Hat won't ship with sendmail 8.12 unless it gets tested as part of Rawhide.
Is there a particular reason (e.g., security concern, stability concern) you
haven't moved to sendmail 8.12 in Rawhide? Or have you just not gotten around
to it yet?
Moving to 8.12.2 is not a straightforward change because there are many changes
relating to gid/sid stuff and the new submit.cf among others....after saying that I
spent half a day and built the rpms..you have to read all the readme's and notes
carefully, create new users etc. So, unless you know what you are doing I do not
recommend it. Mine is working for many months now without a problem. However,
I do not do very fancy things with sendmail rules and all that so it may be more
problematic for RedHat folks. FYI
rawhide is a bit broken right now. sendmail-8.12.2 will be in the
Florian La Roche
<email@example.com>: I don't expect that moving to 8.12 will be a
straightforward change, actually. But still, since moving to 8.12 is the next
logical step, I would expect that it would appear in rawhide first.
Florian: do you mean that sendmail 8.12 will be in the next release of rawhide
(inasmuch as rawhide has releases), or in the next release of Red Hat (7.3 or
Well, I see that sendmail 8.12.2 is in Rawhide now, so that answers one part of
my question. Provided I can splat it onto a 7.2 system without major pain, I'll
go bang on it...